The teachers union is starting to ramp up their propaganda, and trying to fool us parents that their primary interest is what is best for our children.
The teachers union is called the teachers union because their primary interest is not our children,not us parents, and not the school district, but rather what is best for the teachers. Us parents already pay two parcel taxes and large property taxes to support them, not to mention donations every year to the school. The school board needs to stand up for the parents and the students, and not simply give the teachers union what they want. Teachers in our district are some of the highest paid in the region, and teach in a district with little to no violence, which is a real benefit to the teachers. We do not want to become like the Oakland schools or others where the board simply caves in to the teachers union and bankrupts our district.
If the teachers union primary concern was our children, they would never threaten a strike and use our children as bargaining chips, threatening to not write college recommendation letters, and shut down sports and other student activities during a strike.
If the teachers union primary concern was our children, they would not tell us parents to keep our children home during a strike, which results in huge financial losses to our district, as low attendance takes away Federal government money we would be entitled. Is the teachers union going to reimburse our district for the hundreds of thousands of dollars our district will lose if the parents listen to them and keep their children home during a strike? Of course not, as their primary concern is what is best for the teachers, not what is best for our children and us parents.